10.27.2009

November giveaway/guestblogger #1


Here is the first giveaway to start off our month of small handmade gifts - the perfect box pouch by Indie House.




use this:

to make this:


What you get:

approx. 1/8 of a yard of Echino fabric
approx. 1/8 of a yard of mustard yellow linen
medium weight non fusible interfacing
1 - 12 inch turquoise zipper

This should be everything that you need to make this adorable little bag.

What you do for us:

Make the bag and post about the process and any other sewing tips as our guestblogger during the week of November 8th.

If you want to enter this giveaway just leave a comment on this post telling us who you are making this gift for (even if it is yourself). It closes Thursday at midnight.

38 comments:

  1. So fun! I'd make this for my friend Sarah!

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  2. How adorable....though it sounds selfish...this would be the perfect thing for "my things" to go in and not get lost in the diaper bag.... :)

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  3. I would probably make one for myself :) but then I would make ones for my nieces to hold jewelry or other little things.

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  4. Cute bag! I would make it for myself...everything I'm sewing right now is for someone else.

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  5. I'd make it for my little sister who's living in Israel right now.

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  6. I love this little pouch, I have made one similar and love it to carry, how can I put this politly?...ummm...my Mom called them "Party Favors" when I was younger. It keeps the little things contained so they dont end up, unwrapped in the bottam of my bag, then the kids "fish" them out by the string and ask, in front of a crowd, mind you, "Mom, what's this"! I would give this one to my best girl friend to save her the ebarassment of going through the same horrible event!

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  7. I'm making one for myself and maybe for my mom. Maybe for my friend who is about ready to have a baby to hold pacifiers. They seem so simple I think I can make multiple ones. Now to get some fun fabric!

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  8. I would probably make this one for my daughter to carry all her treasures around in. And I think my nieces need some for Christmas.

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  9. I'd make that for myself or one of my kids, they like to have bags to fill with junk (toys) and haul around. When the bag they're hauling stuff in is cute, I feel better about the situation.

    p.s. my word verification is "bumsort" that makes me giggle.

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  10. One of my friends requested one of these when it was first posted so I'll be making at least one soon. Probably make a couple for my daughters for Christmas!

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  11. I'd make it for my roommate. You know, so that I could still admire it and maybe borrow it from time to time...

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  12. I would love to win! I would make it for myself since I've never put in a zipper and I wouldn't want to "test" on a gift!

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  13. I Know just the friend to give this to...to cheer them up.. What cute fabric! I LOVE IT

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  14. I'd make it for my daughter who is considering graduate school in London. It would be a cute way to keep all her little stuff together.

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  15. I would make it for a sister or sister in law as a Christmas gift. I successfully put in my first two zippers last month and want more practice on a small, "finish able" project.

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  16. ok, so I'm dying to make this bag! It is so cute and I can think of a million people to give it to! Well, maybe not a million. . . lol

    sdlambert@windstream.net

    Thanks for such a cool website!

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  17. Me! Me! Me! I want to be a guest blogger!! Pick me! Pick me, please!!! :)

    PS, the zebras are sooooo cute.

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  18. Oh, and I'd make it for my daughter.

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  19. I don't know who I'd give it to after I made it, but I know that I would be MAKING it for myself. I'm scared of boxy bags. not sure why... I think because they either look super awesome and professional, or totally "homemade" and I try to avoid that "homemade" look whenever I make things... BUT, I'd LOVE the chance to actually try boxy bags and get them right...

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  20. I"m gonna try to make it for my kids, they love little bags, and would love this.

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  21. That fabric is so cute! I'd either make the bag for my youngest sister, my good friend or keep it for myself and make more! Love the boxy bags, great for sock knitting!

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  22. I would make this one for my daughter's hair things, or myself, it woudl be hard to decide. This is definitely a sew along I will be doing even if I don't win cause I am making one for my niece for Christmas. :)

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  23. that fabric...I would make it for ME

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  24. I would love to win and make one to give to my technician at work. She is the best and loves home crafted items!

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  25. I'd make one for my sister-in-law. I never know what to get her for the Christmas season. This seems like a bag any girl could find a hundred uses for ;)

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  26. I've been wanting to make several box bags to hold lots of different things. My girls need pencil bags for their school art supplies. I'm having a baby and I need to carry around lots more stuff soon. And I also want to make one for carrying around small knitting projects like socks, hats, booties, and mittens!

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  27. Chandra Douglas28.10.09

    This is a cute bag and looks like a fun little project! I'd love to help if chosen.

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  28. I'd like to say I'd give it away, but with those great fabrics, I'd have to keep it for me. Fun!

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  29. I'm a selfish sewer... I would make this for myself! It's just too cute and I could use one of those pouches.

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  30. Anonymous28.10.09

    As a huge fan of the bags within bag packing I would make this for myself. But if it turned out cute & easy I would make one for my sister. My fingers are crossed!

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  31. Natalie29.10.09

    Love this fabric. I would love to make this project.
    ray31122(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I would make this for one of my little sisters! Then, I'd get some more cute fabric and make one for the other sister.

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  33. LOVING that fabric! Such a cute bag. I would totally make that for my daughter. She is two and in love with purses, bags, backpacks, etc.!

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  34. So cute! I would make this for my neice who is about to turn six and just loves little, girly, cute things!

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  35. Oh, this is adorable! I would make this for my friend. She is the knitter in our group who always is searching the bottom of her bag for her notions (stitch markers, yarn needles, tape measure, yarn cutter, ect). This would make an absolutely perfect notions bag for her. And the print even suits her!

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  36. I've been dying to attempt a bag like this but hadn't had the guts yet - I think its due time! I would make this bag for my sister-in-law, who loves creating things, and having things created for her! She's a new youth pastor and needs some new large and small bags that are fun to keep things about her as she visits and works with the kids!

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  37. I think it would be super fun to make a couple of these bags and then fill them with a few sewing notions, fabrics and instructions for another project. Spreading the handmade love is so much fun and I have definitely been enjoyng sharing my passion for sewing with all of my girlfrends this past year. I think this bag would have to go to one friend in particular that spent a year doing wildlife research in Africa...seems fitting :)

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  38. Kelli3.11.09

    I would make this bag for my sister. She almost bought a bunch of makeup in the mall last weekend just for the cute makeup bag that came with it free! I would definitely make it for her, although the next one might be for my daughter, and then one for me...
    --kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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